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Writers:
Serge Danot (characters)
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Release Date:
2 February 2005 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Things Are About To Get Hairy.
Plot:
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Time for bed for a new generation See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Zeebad (voice: English version)

Jim Broadbent ... Brian (voice: English version)

Lee Evans ... Train (voice: English version)

Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude (voice: English version)

Ian McKellen ... Zebedee (voice: English version)

Kylie Minogue ... Florence (voice)

Bill Nighy ... Dylan (voice: English version)

Robbie Williams ... Dougal (voice: English version)

Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam (voice: English version)
Daniella Loftus ... Coral (voice: English version)
Ediz Mahmut ... Basil (voice: English version)
Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michel Galabru ... Zabadie (voice: French version)

Dany Boon ... Ambroise (voice: French version)

Valérie Lemercier ... Azalée (voice: French version)

Elie Semoun ... Zébulon (voice: French version)

Vanessa Paradis ... Margote (voice: French version)

Eddy Mitchell ... Flappy (voice: French version)
Henri Salvador ... Pollux (voice: French version)

Gérard Jugnot ... Sam (voice: French version)

Directed by
Dave Borthwick 
Jean Duval 
Frank Passingham 
 
Writing credits
Serge Danot (characters)

Raolf Sanoussi  and
Stephane Sanoussi 

Tad Safran (additional material)

Paul Bassett (screenplay)

Martine Danot  characters

Produced by
Claude Gorsky .... producer
Bruce Higham .... associate producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Andy Leighton .... producer
Pascal Rodon .... producer
Jill Sinclair .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Mathieu Morfin 
 
Art Direction by
Lilian Fuentefria 
 
Production Management
Pierre-Marie Fenech .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Renaud Delcuze .... textures and shading director
Christian Garland .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Oliver Brierley .... assistant foley mixer
Steve Browell .... dialogue editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... voiceover recordist
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound studio technician
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Alistair Hawkins .... assistant sound editor
Nigel Heath .... foley mixer
Rob Killick .... re-recording engineer
Francis Ward Lindsay .... foley editor
Dirk Maggs .... voice director
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (US version)
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Stracey .... sound effects editor
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Alexandre Bermond .... senior lighter
Christophe Messier .... matte painter
Christophe Messier .... texture artist
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Allasia .... visual effects
Frederic Beroujon .... digital artist
Dominique Boidin .... matte painting director
Joseph Bullock .... lighting artist
François Chancrin .... lead character animator
Marc Chevry .... digital artist
Graham D. Clark .... digital effects artist (as Graham Clark)
Graham D. Clark .... technical director (as Graham Clark)
Élisée Césarotti .... visual effects
Matthew Daw .... lead software developer
Beatrice Desperrier .... modeler
Beatrice Desperrier .... texture artist
Daniel Esperanssa .... digital effects artist
Vincent Fortin .... lead visual effects
Jonathan Germain .... lighting artist
Renaut Gilles .... model maker
William Gregoire .... lighting supervisor (as Gregoire)
Noel Hocquet .... animator
Francois Hogue .... lead lighter
Francois Hogue .... lighting supervisor
David Hubert .... animator
Jocelyn Hudon .... animator
Stefano Jannuzzo .... shader writer
Philippe Langlois .... lighting artist
Bernard Lebel .... technical director
Yoan Lepesme .... color & lighting artist
Francois Madere .... lighting artist
Etienne Marc .... lighting artist
Halim Negadi .... senior lighter
Halim Negadi .... senior technical animator
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... senior lighting artist
Habib Ouadah .... data manager
Jean-Sebastien Ouellet .... lighting artist
Olivier Pinol .... lighter
Guillaume Ruegg .... visual effects
Florian Salanova .... lighter
Frederic Simard .... lighting artist
Mathieu Tétrault .... lighting artist
Celine Velasco .... modeling lighting artist
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Bonometti .... animation supervisor
David Couchariere .... layout supervisor
David Couchariere .... lead animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... animator
Alexandre Espigares .... senior animator
Benoît Gagné .... animator
Noel Hocquet .... animator
David Hubert .... animation supervisor
Laurent Laban .... character animator
Rémi Munier .... technical animator
Fernando Pazos .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Samantha Welland .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Tom Dalgety .... music mix assistant
Dominic Gibbs .... music editor
Dominic Gibbs .... music supervisor
Roland Heap .... assistant scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor: choir
Bradley Miles .... music preparation
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Imogen Thomas .... keyboards
Rosanna Thomas .... vocal soloist
 
Other crew
Pierre-Luc Boily .... technical director
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Beatrice Desperrier .... production coordinator
Fabrice Philibert-Caillat .... network administrator
Owen Rhiannon .... production assistant
Remy Lalanne .... system and software engineer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Magic Roundabout" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
France:85 min
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Certification:
Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Portugal:M/4 | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U

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Trivia:
Most of the character's lines were re-dubbed by American actors for the American release under the title "Doogal" (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Dylan is supposed to be playing guitar for Ermintrude's concert, he nearly falls asleep before coming round and starting to play and sing 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks however Dylan is playing an acoustic guitar whereas the music has clearly got an electric guitar and not an acoustic one playing, this is particularly noticeable during his solo at the start of the song.See more »
Quotes:
Dougal:You're a despicable fiend!
Zeebad:I know.
[chuckles]
Zeebad:It's a gift, really. Compassion is such a weakness.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Magical History (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mr. Blue SkySee more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Time for bed for a new generation, 13 February 2005
Author: matt adcock (cleric20@gmail.com) from Hitchin, England

All is quiet, it's teatime and before you know it Zebedee says those immortal words: "Time for bed children." But 'Boing'… Suddenly, as if by magic… Kylie Minogue is telling you that they're "coming to get ya" – a talking sugar addict dog, an opera singing cow, a stoned bunny and a wacky wizard with a spring instead of legs, man I think I've been eating too much sugar myself… It's true though – just when you thought it was safe to take a trip back 30 years to a place of innocence and fun – here comes the super slick all singing, all dancing, all action CGI Magic Roundabout. Yes, some brave filmmakers have taken on the daunting task of updating the British teatime favourite (originally from France) which was once the 2nd most popular show on the BBC – behind the news!! How on earth could this work? And who invited the lovely Kylie to not only voice Florence but also knock out a catchy Magic Roundabout single for the soundtrack? A genius team of Dave Borthwic, Jean Duval and Frank Passingham actually – and they've pulled off a minor miracle here. Aided by the superb voice cast of Tom Baker (Zeebadee), Jim Broadbent (Brian the snail), Lee Evans (Train), Joanna Lumley (Ermintrude), Ian McKellen (Zebedee), Bill Nighy (Dylan) and Robbie Williams (Dougal). And there's even a plot of sorts: the Magic Roundabout lies in ruin after an evil ice sorcerer Zebadee has escaped to freeze the world. Step up some unlikely heroes, Brian, Ermintrude, Dylan and Dougal to challenge the chill by recovering three magic diamonds. Okay, so the plot might as well have been from a computer game and it is all a bit far removed from the genteel original but it's just mad to see Dougal and crew trekking over fiery volcanoes, jungle temples and snow-capped mountains. Plus McKellen manages to instill the spirit of Gandalf into Zebedee and even gets a heroic 'fall from a high pass' scene after battling his icy nemesis Zeebadee. This leads to Dylan almost quoting Pulp Fiction with "Zeb's dead babe, Zeb's dead"; this and some of the original's trippy substance references will keep adults of a certain age smiling. What can I say? I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this slight bit of nonsense, maybe it was sheer nostalgia but then my son Luke loved it too which I wasn't expecting.

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